ProView – Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest V2

Outdoor Prolink Pro Ryan Beachy shares a video review of the Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest V2. Take a watch and let us know what you think in comments below!

“My favorite features of the vest are the low profile minimalistic design that Ultimate Direction used in this hydration vest along with a total of seven pockets to store items, one being a zippered pocket so your car keys don’t go missing on the trail.  The polyester mesh material for the body of the vest combined with a nylon/spandex mix for the pockets allows for a lightweight vest which allows for good ventilation during runs.  The Marathon Vest overall cuts weight by not having large plastic clips for the sternum straps or multiple plastic tube traps for the hydration bladder tube – every gram adds up – and in the end, the Marathon Vest weighs in at only 4.8 ounces.  Lastly, I like the high visibility color for road runs as well as when I run on public lands this fall and share the trails with hunters.”

Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest V2

Product Description: Our High Beam Reflective line is specifically designed to keep you visible and safe on every run - from dusk to dawn. The Marathon Vest v2 in High Beam Reflective features an updated Comfort Glide fit system along with the best features, style and value for runners looking to go further distances.

Offer price: MSRP: $89.95

  • Quality
  • Features
  • Fit
  • Durability
  • Eco-Friendly


If you find yourself in the market for a hydration vest that has minimal weight, great high visibility color, and loads of features I would encourage you to check out the Ultimate Direction Marathon Vest.



  • Lightweight, breathable, well-fitting vest
  • Multiple pockets for phone, snacks, keys, etc.
  • High visibility color


  • Clip to access the hydration bladder sleeve is very difficult to open and has also broken off after three months of use
  • The material around the neck can chafe at times

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About the Gear Tester

Outdoor Prolink Pro
Ryan Beachy
Search and Rescue

Ryan Beachy is a Physician Assistant and volunteer SAR member. You can find him outdoors hiking, running, biking, and shooting photography. He lives in Washington State with his wife, two daughters, and a feisty cockapoo. You can connect with him on Instagram at @cascadia_argonaut.

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